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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 22, 2016

The Hawkins County Commission’s Budget Committee voted this week to eliminate funds in the 2016-2017 budget designed to upgrade security at the county courthouse and an adjacent annex, the Times News reports. The improvements, which would have included installation of three metal detectors, were estimated to cost $155,000. The courthouse is home to chancery court and the Veterans Services Office while the annex houses the trustee, register of deeds, property assessor, county clerk and county election commission.